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30 minutes ago, woolley said:

Yes. I could go on, as this has been a hobby horse of mine.

Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds
- Roger Mexico upon realising what he had unleashed

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1 hour ago, Roger Mexico said:

To some extent it even extended a bit further back to those who were born during or just before the War[1], so too young to fight or be impacted much by it, but benefiting from the redistributive effects of rationing (which went on till the 50s) and the post-War NHS and education reforms.  These people were told that the War was about their future and their parents' generation certainly made a lot of sacrifices, not just in the War, but by paying the high taxes to enable the enormous investment that happened afterwards in the 50s and 60s.

Of course this sense of entitlement has been carefully cultivated by the British media, particularly the Press, something that doesn't alter as the years go by, because this is the generation that still buys printed newspapers.  And it is reinforced by constant attacks on those younger than themselves, so as to justify taking away all the advantages that they had.  The people that will take offence at absolutely anything spend the rest of their time denouncing others as snowflakes.

 

[1]  To some extent I think that 'War Babies' would be a better name for this generation, who 'didn't fight but saw all the war films'.  Baby boomers is basically a US coinage and derives from their different demographics and while those Brits born in the later part of the usual 1945-65 window assigned to 'Boomers' certainly got many of the benefits, some (such as lower retirement ages) have already gone for them.

The main driver of/for entitlement was successive post war Labour governments in exchange for votes.

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Hmmmm. Not so sure about that, considering the Tories were in power from 1951 to 1964 which covered a good proportion of the boomer period. This included "Supermac" telling everyone they'd never had it so good and exhortations of the time to "have your babies now".

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1 hour ago, Bobbie Bobster said:

Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds
- Roger Mexico upon realising what he had unleashed

You know you love it really. :)

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Methinks there'll be a lot more monumentous moments involving taxpayer's best before this project is completed.

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On 7/17/2019 at 12:51 PM, Non-Believer said:

Methinks there'll be a lot more monumentous moments involving taxpayer's best before this project is completed.

http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=49979&headline=We did not pay ferry dock vendor's legal fees&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2019

YOU ARE CORRECT !

and a very disingenuous reply as well. 

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15 minutes ago, asitis said:

Yes I saw that. "We haven't paid Peel Port's legal costs".

"We paid the legal costs of another Peel company".

Finest Sir Humphrey. They must love Harmer in that Department.

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1 hour ago, Non-Believer said:

Yes I saw that. "We haven't paid Peel Port's legal costs".

"We paid the legal costs of another Peel company".

Finest Sir Humphrey. They must love Harmer in that Department.

Their contempt for their electorate seemingly knows no bounds.....

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4 minutes ago, P.K. said:

Their contempt for their electorate seemingly knows no bounds.....

Nor does their adulation for Peel Group.

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1 hour ago, woody2 said:

the new snp ferries have iomg "lessons will be learned" written all over it

£97m contract+ £45m loan+ £40m overspend......

£250m by the time they are launched?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-49370082

 

That's interesting. The Scouse unions will be rubbing their hands at the prospect of the IOM Government Packet building ships at Camel Laird 

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6 hours ago, foxdaleliberationfront said:

That's interesting. The Scouse unions will be rubbing their hands at the prospect of the IOM Government Packet building ships at Camel Laird 

what Scouse unions would they be then?

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